Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
be the $3.5 million that president obama proffered. we came so close and speaker boehner came almost within $500, to where they couldn't complete it and both policymakers want to do what's right for the american economy and they won't raise the compromise and this small step, just to go with the pickal cliff. the consolidation of the economy has to be done first. >> joe sestak, author of "the bunny slope." great to have you. >> training teachers to take on the next assailant. is it the right answer to the question of how to keep your kids safe? beale talk about that. first, though, what's next for the first lady? there are some new numbers out suggesting that she could very well have a future in politics if she wants it. you're watching msnbc. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life'
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the major sticking point. right now the negotiations are going on the hill and there's a lot of optimism that came from the talks yesterday. of course, president obama hosted congressional leaders at the white house and they left that meeting and many said that it was constructive and they were optimistic that a deal could get done and i've been talking to my sources today and that same optimism isn't really present right now. there's more skepticism about a deal getting done and it is still very early in this process and this is a fluid situation so it could change on a dime, but that's what's going on behind the scenes and the white house monitoring clearly, what's happening. >> what's the president doing today? >> reporter: well, he doesn't have any events on his public schedule and he does have an industry with david gregory from "meet the press." other than that, we don't have a readout of what's happening and we're hoping to get more information as the day wears on about what, specifically, he's done and how he's been engaged in these talks, but right now my sources at the